Ultimate Korea Cherry Blossom Guide 2023

Cherry Blossom season is about to begin and many tourists and locals are driven to Korean parks and gardens to marvel at the beautifully blooming trees. In this blog post, I’ll roughly cover the most important information you need to know for your trip to South Korea in March and April. For more details, I recommend the South Korea Cherry Blossom Guide at the end of my post. ♡

Blooming Dates 2023

The best time to see cherry blossoms in South Korea varies from year to year, but generally the bloom begins in late March to early April. The blooming period lasts about two weeks. I recommend checking the cherry blossom forecast for the year you plan to travel to Korea and plan accordingly, as the timing of the bloom can change depending on the weather. In 2023, the forecast is as follows:

Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Seoul

There are many parks and gardens in Seoul that provide a beautiful scenery during the cherry blossom season. The following recommendations, by far, offer the most cherry trees including unique views of the Korean capital.

  • Seokcheon Lake, Jamsil
  • Seoul Forest
  • Yeouido Hangang Park
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Namsan Tower
  • Bongeunsa Temple
  • etc.

Other cities in Korea

Not only Seoul offers fantastic impressions during the cherry blossom. Many other places in South Korea celebrate the beauty of this season with festivals and markets.
I recommend every Korea tourist to spend his vacation not only in Seoul, but also outside the hectic city and go for a day trip or even longer in another city.
The following cities are especially breathtaking during the cherry blossom:

  • Hadong
  • Changwon
  • Gyeongju
  • Daegu
  • Nami Island
  • Gangneung
  • Jeonju
  • Jeju Island
  • etc.

Other Spring Blossom Flowers

If you missed the short two weeks of cherry blossoms, you have no reason to be sad: there are many other beautiful spring flowers that can be seen before and after the famous cherry blossom:

  • Plum
  • Forsythia
  • Magnolia
  • Azalea
  • Canola
  • Tulip
  • Poppies
  • etc.

There is MUCH more…

… you should know for your Cherry Blossom Trip to South Korea! But it’s too much to include it in a Blogpost or on Instagram.. So I put all my knowledge and experiences into a “Korea Cherry Blossom Guide 2023“.. This guide includes:

  • Basic Info about South Korea
  • Blooming Dates (2023 & yearly average)
  • Seoul Cherry Blossom Spots (with detailed info & recommended activities)
  • Festivals in other cities (with tour recommendations)
  • Other spring flowers (Bloomingdates & best spots in Korea)
  • Weather Information
  • Carry on Checklist
  • Photography Tips
  • Seoul Activity Bucketlist

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